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Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/18/2007 9:18:20 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have tried many other preventatives over the years before topamax. Topamax is the most effective for me. I still get about one or two headaches a month requiring an imitrex injection and sometimes bed for a day or two. Before Topamax, on Inderol for example, I had some degree of headache each and every day. I didn't even know to be honest what it felt like to be headache or pressure free in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/17/2007 11:00:30 PM

Reviewer: sprite, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The side effects of this medication were horrible! I read it may causse "confusion" and inattention, but this was unreal. I was beginning to wonder if I'd had a stroke. I struggled to comprehend oral language and find words. My thoughts went through my head and out my mouth. Leaving me with the personality of a person who had been drinking without the slurred words. I did get one he ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/17/2007 1:32:52 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
The medication prevented almost all of my migraines for two years. Prior to this medication, I got migraines every day for 15 years. This is a wonderful treatment option and worth looking into.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/17/2007 12:40:29 PM

Reviewer: pain in KC, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I take other medications due to chronic pain and Topamaz caused me to sleep constantly and act like a complete zombie. I couldn't hold conversations, couldn't stay awake for meals and had no desire to do anything, and I have an exceptionally srong tolerance for benzodiazapines. It did help my migraines but for very short periods and with adverse reaction. Good luck to anyone out there.

Condition: Migraine Prevention
10/16/2007 3:19:47 AM

Reviewer: brandy, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Before I began taking Topamax, I suffered with migraines almost daily. It took about 5 years and 4 doctors later before I found something that worked for me. Lucky for me, at the time, my current doctor was up to date on all of the latest treatments for chronic migraine sufferers. She had begun to treat me with Topamax even before it had been advertised as a treatment for migraine. I now take ... Show Full Comment

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